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DIVISION 5. SANITATION [4600 - 6127]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


  ( Heading of Part 3 amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 420. )

CHAPTER 3. County Sanitation Districts [4700 - 4859]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 4.5. Application of Other Statutes [4770 - 4774]
  ( Article 4.5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1124. )


Except as to State highways where the State Highway Engineer refuses to issue a permit, with the consent of the legislative body having jurisdiction of the territory within which it is proposed so to do, expressed by resolution of such governing body, the board of any district organized subsequent to the effective date of this amendment may order the construction of sewers and appurtenances in the whole or any portion of any of the streets, highways, or public places of the district, or in property or in rights of way owned by the district, and acquire or construct trunk and collection lines and laterals, sewage disposal and treatment plants, and acquire rights of way, and easements therefor, and may provide that the cost shall be assessed upon the fronting lots and lands or upon a special district.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1124.)


The Improvement Act of 1911, the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 and the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 are applicable to districts.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)


In the application of those acts to proceedings under this article the terms used in those acts shall have the following meanings:

(a)  “City council,” and “council,” mean board.

(b)  “City,” and “municipality,” mean district.

(c)  “Clerk,” and “city clerk,” mean secretary.

(d)  “Superintendent of streets,” “street superintendent,” and “city engineer” mean the engineer of the district, or any other person appointed to perform such duties.

(e)  “Tax collector,” means county tax collector.

(f)  “Treasurer,” and “city treasurer,” mean any person or official who has charge of and makes payment of the funds of the district.

(g)  “Right of way,” means any parcel of land through which a right of way has been granted to the district for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a sewer.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1124.)


The powers and duties conferred by those acts and supplementary acts upon boards, officers, and agents of cities shall be exercised by the respective boards, officers, and agents of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1124.)


The improvements authorized to be constructed or acquired under this article are restricted to those permitted to be constructed or acquired by such districts under Article 4 of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1072.)

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